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Kenton Martin

Kenton is a Southeast PA native who began diversifying his beer tastes alongside many of The Beer Circle writers at Zeno’s beerfests in State College, PA. He continues to live in the area and is an avid follower of the local microbreweries – going so far as to try his hand at brewing himself. Initial results have been very successful. Find Kenton Martin on Google Plus

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Unlikely Pairings: Bud Light + ?

Unlikely Pairings: Bud Light + ?

It’s time to finally get around to reviewing this quality beer. Not only that, but I experimented below with a few variations to enhance its quality, if it’s possible. When purchasing this beer, I was amazed to still find the rare St. Patrick’s Day bottles still available for purchase! Hurrying home, I was ready to give this beer a full analysis. “Here we go!”™ Bud Light Beer Stats Style: Light Lager Serving: Bottle Size: 16 oz. ABV: 4.20% BA Score: 47 RB Score: … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Pairing, Shenanigans

Introducing: The Bud Circle!

Introducing: The Bud Circle!

Faithful readers of The Beer Circle: We come to you this day with incredibly exciting news: The Beer Circle has finally obtained full-time sponsorship! As such, we have been asked to rename our site, and you can expect to see almost exclusively reviews of cool, refreshing Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch/AB-InBev products, available at nearly all major retailers and beer distributors nationwide at excellent prices. You should also expect to see more frequent postings, as this sponsorship deal … Read entire article »

Filed under: Shenanigans

Recap: Barrel Room Collection Release at Voodoo Brewery

Recap: Barrel Room Collection Release at Voodoo Brewery

Last weekend, Greg, Russ and Kenton made the trip to beautiful northwestern PA to see the brand new Voodoo Brewpub and hopefully buy some delicious barrel aged beers. This weekend was no normal weekend, it was the long awaited Barrel Room Collection release. For our faithful readers, you’ll remember our attempt to liveblog the event, but we figured it warranted a full writeup as well. A lot of people speculated as to when everyone would start to line … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Beer Release, Breweries, Buffalo Trace, Imperial Stout, Laird's Apple, Pappy Van Winkle, Tripel, Voodoo Brewery

Voodoo Brewery Barrel Room Collection Release This Weekend!

Voodoo Brewery Barrel Room Collection Release This Weekend!

Ladies and Gentlemen this is not a drill. I repeat, Voodoo Brewery is set to release their Barrel Room Collection this weekend. Wait, you may ask, isn’t there basketball to watch?! Why yes, I would reply, and what better to go with buzzer beaters and Cinderella than Big Black Voodoo Daddy and a little Black Magick? Imagine the beer pictured to the right, but aged in various bourbon barrels. Don’t worry, we had to sit down … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Release, Voodoo Brewery

Victory White Monkey

Victory White Monkey

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I decided to unlock the Untappd Badge celebrate the day by trying something different. A new offering from Victory, White Monkey takes the Golden Monkey recipe and ages it for three months in American Oak barrels that previously held white wine. After picking it up from a local pizza/bottle shop, I wanted to see how this stacked up to Golden Monkey. White Monkey Beer Stats Style: Belgian Tripel Serving: Bottle Size: 750 mL ABV: 9.50% BA Score: 89 RB Score: 88 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tripel, Victory Brewing Co.

One Year of Good Beers!

One Year of Good Beers!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Beer Circle, Today marks the start of our second year as a blog! Well, technically we won’t have a birthday for another three years as we actually launched on February 29th, Leap Day, but nobody needs to remember that. We have learned a lot over the last 365 days, but here are some highlights! Jeff is a certified brewing madman Garrett and Kenton like bringing beer into video games Russ could improve his shotgunning skills Paige … Read entire article »

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Stoudt’s Winter Brew Fest

Stoudt’s Winter Brew Fest

Yesterday, I attended Stoudt’s Winter Brew Fest. This annual event is held in Late February and is spread across the year with 3 other Brew Fests hosted in May, August and October. The Beer Circle visited the place before for samples of their own beer, but I decided to give the brewery another go, meet some new breweries and try some new beer. With the advantage of Stoudt’s being within walking distance from my host, we … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Festival, Fegley's Brew Works, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co., Stoudt's Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Co.

Our Favorite Bar in Blocks: Recreating Zeno’s Pub in Minecraft

Our Favorite Bar in Blocks: Recreating Zeno’s Pub in Minecraft

It’s no secret that for a few of our The Beer Circle writers, geekery is not just limited to the beer-geek realm.  Fortunately, these geek powers tend to be used for good, not evil.  But sometimes awesome.  The most recent bit of craft beer-fueled debauchery that Garrett and Kenton found themselves in was an undertaking to recreate their favorite college bar in Minecraft – as accurately as the game would allow.  This bar, Zeno’s Pub, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bars, Shenanigans

Novice Homebrewer: Kenton’s 1st Batch

Novice Homebrewer: Kenton’s 1st Batch

After receiving some gift cards to Lancaster Homebrew over the holidays, I finally invested in a Brewer’s Best kit to start my own homebrewing. While at the store, I attended an open class to actively participate in and learn the steps for brewing your own beer. Per the instructor’s recommendations, I bought ingredients for my first batch simply by getting a pre-built kit and following the recipe. At the turn of the new year, IPA kit in hand, I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself

The Beer Circle – Now 250 Posts Strong!

The Beer Circle – Now 250 Posts Strong!

Ladies and Gentlemen of The Beer Circle, It is our distinct pleasure to take this moment to mark yet another momentous occasion – The Beer Circle is now 250 posts strong!  This post itself marks number 250 – and we look forward to providing you with many more in the time to come.  We once again would like to thank all of you who have stopped by to visit in our first two months of publishing, particularly … Read entire article »

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